Special Marine Warning
Issued by NWS Newport/Morehead, NC

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BULLETIN - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
SPECIAL MARINE WARNING
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE NEWPORT/MOREHEAD CITY NC
408 AM EDT TUE APR 25 2017

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN NEWPORT HAS ISSUED A

* SPECIAL MARINE WARNING FOR...
  PAMLICO SOUND...

* UNTIL 500 AM EDT

* AT 406 AM EDT...A SEVERE THUNDERSTORM CAPABLE OF PRODUCING
  WATERSPOUTS WAS LOCATED ABOUT 5 MILES NORTH OF CEDAR
  ISLAND...MOVING NORTH AT 15 KNOTS.

  HAZARD...WATERSPOUTS AND WIND GUSTS IN EXCESS OF 50 KNOTS.

  SOURCE...RADAR INDICATED.

  IMPACT...WATERSPOUTS CAN EASILY OVERTURN BOATS AND CREATE LOCALLY
           HAZARDOUS SEAS. BOATS COULD SUFFER SIGNIFICANT STRUCTURAL
           DAMAGE IN HIGH WINDS. SMALL CRAFT COULD CAPSIZE IN
           SUDDENLY HIGHER WAVES.

* THE SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WILL REMAIN OVER MAINLY OPEN WATERS.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

MOVE TO SAFE HARBOR IMMEDIATELY AS GUSTY WINDS AND HIGH WAVES ARE
EXPECTED.

THUNDERSTORMS CAN PRODUCE SUDDEN WATERSPOUTS. WATERSPOUTS CAN EASILY
OVERTURN BOATS AND CREATE LOCALLY HAZARDOUS SEAS. SEEK SAFE HARBOR
IMMEDIATELY.

&&

LAT...LON 3505 7612 3505 7640 3538 7644 3540 7604
TIME...MOT...LOC 0806Z 178DEG 17KT 3506 7627

WATERSPOUT...POSSIBLE
HAIL...0.00IN
WIND...50KTS

$$

JBM



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